Xbox Music keeps getting better, especially if you like taking your music on the go. Today, we’re updating the Android Xbox Music app to add offline mode, letting you download and store your playlists on your Android mobile device. Whether you’ve created the perfect playlist on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8 or online at music.xbox.com, you can now instantly listen on your phone, even if you’re not connected to mobile Internet or Wi-Fi.
Also included in today’s Android update, you get faster access to your music from the moment the app is opened. Just tap on the cover art for an artist, song or album to immediately start playing music. You’re never without music the second you want to jam. Starting today, you can also play your entire collection without picking a specific band, album or genre. Not sure what you want to listen to? Play your entire collection on shuffle to hear your favorites, one after another. You can also focus in on a specific type of music and play every song in your collection from one specific genre.
We’ve done a lot of work to enhance Xbox Music on mobile devices lately. Along with today’s Android update, we’ve had several recent updates to the Windows Phone and iOS experiences. Last week we released offline mode for playlists and fast playback on iOS and in December we released a new Xbox Music preview app on Windows Phone 8, giving you a look into the new music experience and design coming to Windows Phone.
We’re excited about the growth of Xbox Music and look forward to sharing more. In the meantime, for more information, go to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/music, and keep listening.